San Antonio Spurs 2nd Round Draft Prospect: Aaron White

By George Middleton

Aaron Harrison: 22-years old, Iowa, Power Forward

Draft Express Measurements: 6″8.75, 220-pounds, 6″11.5 wingspan

2014-15 Stats: 16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 0.5 blocks, 1.3 steals, 52% field goals, 82% free-throws, 36% threes, 31.5 minutes

Quick Season Review: Aaron White was the leader of one of the most underrated teams in the nation, the Iowa Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes went 22-12 and went to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to Gonzaga. White finished with 19 points, but only grabbed one rebound. On the season, White finished in double digit scoring in 29 of 34 games. White’s best game was arguably against Illinois, when he finished with 29 points and 9 rebounds. In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, he finished with 26 points and 6 rebounds against Davidson.

Strengths: Efficient scorer with a face-up game. Improving range. Sneaky quick. Solid athlete (35-inch vertical). Good handle for size. Terrific feel for game. Solid passer. Doesn’t make mistakes (1.2 to). Good off-the ball defender. Good post-moves. Good free-throw shooter. Gets to the free-throw line a lot (7 attempts per game).

Weaknesses: Will he able to defend at the next level? Must continue to expand range. Average rebounder. Will he be able to adjust to NBA speed with decisions? Slightly undersized.

Where He Would Help Spurs?

Aaron White can score from different areas on the floor and has a high IQ. Working with Tim Duncan will certain go a long way for White. If White continues to improve his range, he can be a steal. Not a long wingspan. Might be a tweener.

NBA Comparison: Jonas Jerebko

Jonas Jerebko is slightly taller than Aaron White, but they are similar. Both are too slow to defend small forwards and not strong enough to contain some power forwards. However they both have a nice touch and a good feel for the game.

Below is a Aaron White highlights video uploaded by North Dallas.

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